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Auckland thrown into three day lockdown after three new COVID-19 cases

Auckland fell into a three-day blockade after three new COVID-19 cases were detected. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged New Zealanders to “be at home.”

Ms. Ardern said on Sunday that Auckland will move to COVID-19 alert level 3 for three days from 11:59 tonight.

Other parts of New Zealand will be at level 2, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

These alert levels will be confirmed within 24 hours.

“I’m at home. If I don’t have work, school, exercise, or access to essentials, I need to be at home, just like at level 4,” she said.

The city was put on alert after three community COVID-19 cases were detected in South Auckland.

The government should be able to get more information and perform more tests in three days, Ardern said.

According to The New Zealand Herald Papatoetoe’s mother, father and daughter were positive.

She said you can exercise in the parks and beaches in your area, but the closer you are to the house, the better. The activity must be safe-two meters away from those who are not in your bubble-and residents should make a minimal trip.

“You can swim, surf, and fish from the shores and piers, but don’t throw them out of rocks or use boats. But be sure to do these safely. Do not use it as an excuse to catch up with your surfing or swimming companions. “

COVID-19 Minister for Response Chris Hipkins stood before a press conference in Beehive with Health Director Ashley Bloomfield this afternoon.

“We need to act with the utmost care,” Ardern said, “going hard and fast.”

Supermarkets and gas stations are still open, so “you don’t have to rush to get what you need.”

Public areas such as pools and playgrounds are closed.

The number of rallies in Auckland is now reduced to 10.

“If possible, it’s best to postpone at this point,” she said.

New Zealand was put on alert Sunday after the detection of three community COVID-19 cases in South Auckland.

According to The New Zealand Herald Papatoetoe’s mother, father and daughter were positive.

COVID-19 Minister for Response Chris Hipkins stood before a press conference in Beehive with Health Director Ashley Bloomfield this afternoon.

According to Hypkins, the mother and daughter returned tests to confirm that they were “new and active.” He said New Zealand is still at alert level 1.

No changes have been made to the NZ alert level settings at this stage. More details will be available tonight.

He said there was still a “gap in our knowledge” around the case. For example, the cause of contraction is the required “puzzle pieces”.

He said decisions from this point would be influenced by science. Two things the government is looking for are evidence of sources and evidence of proliferation.

Hypkins said genome sequencing in this case would be very important.

The mother works for LSG Sky Chef, one of the world’s largest in-flight meal providers.

Authorities are checking the workplace to see if anyone else is COVID-19 positive. My father is a self-employed merchant.

My daughter is a student at Papatoe Toe High School and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Vaughan Couillault, principal of Papatoetoe High School, said the infected student was a ninth grade student who was in school for only one day last Wednesday.

Couillault said the students were at home on Thursday and Friday after the mother became ill. Last Monday was a holiday and he didn’t know why the students didn’t go to school on Tuesday.

Five teachers and 28 students are considered close contacts for infected students, and all other students and staff at the school are “casual” contacts.

Couillault notified all staff and parents by text and email this afternoon.

“Staff, students and their families are required to self-quarantine for two days if they are in accidental contact,” Couillault said.

This week, a testing facility will be set up at the school.

Couillault said the students did not attend “any rally or anything like that” on Wednesday.

“Therefore, from an identification perspective, some teachers and students will have the least number of 9th grade students,” he said.

During the Waitangi weekend, two incidents went to New Plymouth during the time frame from February 6th to 8th.

Bloomfield said there is currently a “continuous information gathering period” process.

There was also one case of managed isolation announced today.

The close contact of one of the three in the community was negatively tested, Hypkins said.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns from Auckland to Wellington for an explanation.

“We are collecting all the facts as soon as possible,” he said.

Hypkins said the message was to follow previously announced health and safety measures.

“As long as COVID-19 is present, it’s not without risk,” he said.

He said there are still “many questions” to answer.

Hypkins said a cabinet meeting tonight is not scheduled, but can be changed quickly if necessary.

Key Point

* Three community cases in South Auckland – father, mother and daughter.

* There is no change in alert level at this stage. More information is expected tonight.

* My mother works for LSG Sky Chef in Manguere.

* My daughter will attend Papatoe Toe High School, which will be closed tomorrow Tuesday.

* The two confirmed cases visited various locations in New Plymouth on February 6-7. It is unknown if they were infected when they visited.

* They also visited Pak N Save Manukau for about 15 minutes between 3:45 pm and 5 pm on Friday, February 12th.

This article was originally New Zealand Herald Reissued with permission

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